As material objects, diaries give scholars an intimate look into their subjects’ lives, including handwriting and mementos. What if diaries in the future are nothing but insubstantial digital ghosts?
Michelle Grattan speaks with former Australian ambassador to the United States Joe Hockey about his new memoir titled Diplomatic
Political biographies show us who is ‘worthy’ of being written about … and who is overlooked in history.
The first French novelist wrote about an adulterous affair and moved to Paris after separating from her husband.
How will we record the pandemic and its effectson our lives? How will we look back at the significance of the present in the future?
Rather than presenting a disability as an obstacle, life writing can explore the joys, frustrations and creativity of living with disability or Deafness.
The newest novel from the author of The Secret River is an imagined diary, detailing the ‘true’ story of Elizabeth Macarthur.
Brutus’s life was closely interlinked with the rise of apartheid and offered a way to look at resistance to this system.
Almost as soon as Dickens died in 1870, writers and illustrators began to take liberties with his life and career.
Australia has a rich modern history of former prime ministers writing memoirs, partly to exact revenge and partly to secure their legacy as they see it. A Bigger Picture fits into that tradition.
In his autobiography, Tell Me Why, musician Archie Roach tells the stories of loss, pain and survival behind his songs.
The story of the album, which was released 40 years ago, is a classic tale of how bands struggle with unchecked egos and competing visions.
The Spanish director’s new film is a mischievously autobiographical commentary on the healing powers of art.
A historian reflects on the meaning of an aunt’s rural and war-time memoir, flagged for her attention when she was aged 13 by the then-81-year-old elder.
Introducing companion animals to South African prisoners and encouraging them to write could aid their rehabilitation.
How funny women are turning to ‘femoir’ to promote female empowerment.
You don’t have to be an ‘elder statesman’ to have led an interesting life.